Lung Cancer Video Library - What is the role for PD-L1 testing for advanced NSCLC in initial diagnosis today

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Dr. Jared Weiss, Vice President of GRACE and Associate Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill in Clinical Research, and the Thoracic Oncology Program at UNC Lineberger, discusses What is the role for PD-L1 testing after first line treatment for advanced NSCLC in initial diagnosis today.

ASCO 2017 - Lung Cancer - Dacomitinib Beats Iressa as First Line Treatment for EGFR Mutation-Positive NSCLC

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Drs. H. Jack West, Matthew Gubens, and Jyoti Patel, gathered post ASCO 2017 to discuss new information regarding lung cancer. In this video, the doctors discuss Dacomitinib Beats Iressa as First Line Treatment for EGFR Mutation-Positive NSCLC: New Option or Too Little Too Late?

Lung Cancer Video Library - Spanish Language: Video #33 Current Standards and Leading Options for First-line Treatment of EGFR Mutation-Positive NSCLC

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Dr. Luis Raez, MD FACP FCCP, Chief of Hem/Onc and Med. Dir. at Memorial Cancer Institute, and Clinical Associate Prof. of Medicine at FL International University discusses current standards and options for first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC.

More Evidence from Asia on Where EGFR TKIs Fit into NSCLC Treatment

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As more and more oncologists become aware of the importance of testing for at least the EGFR mutation in tumor, and soon, perhaps, in blood, it seems likely that more patients will have their first systemic treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) be an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), usually Tarceva (erlotinib), until Iressa (gefitinib) is re-approved (perhaps).

Cetuximab (Erbitux) for Advanced NSCLC: Promising Results, But is it Ready for Prime Time?

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There has been quite a lot of discussion recently about the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), erlotinib (Tarceva) and gefitinib (Iressa). Recently however the final results of the FLEX trial were published in The Lancet, bringing attention back to one of the antibodies against EGFR, cetuximab (Erbitux). Dr.

Is it Time for EGFR Mutation Testing? Confessions of a Newly Convinced, Former Clinical Selector

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Those who have followed my writings over time will know that I haven’t been inclined to adopt a reflexive strategy of ordering molecular testing without good evidence that having this information will improve outcomes. Testing tumors for EGFR mutations is advocated by a vocal minority of lung cancer experts in Boston and New York City, but this hasn’t been advocated by the broader lung cancer community yet, or adopted as routine clinical practice.

Carbo/Alimta: Poised to Become a Popular First Line Doublet in NSCLC

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With last week's FDA approval of alimta in the first line setting for NSCLC, we're likely to see a lot of alimta (pemetrexed) use shift from the second and third line setting to first line. Alimta's been a very popular choice for previously treated patients, based on issues like the relatively convenient schedule of a ten minute infusion one day every three weeks, no hair loss, and typically less of a drop in blood counts than seen with some other regimens.